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Viburnum dilatatum

Viburnum dilatatum 'Catskill'

A dwarf dilatatum selection made in 1958 from plants raised from seed collected in Japan and later introduced by the US National Arboretum in 1966.  Selected for its compact growth habit, smaller and rounder leaves and good fall coloration.  This rounded plant grows wider than it does tall.  The original plant was 5' tall and 8' wide after 13 years.  The dull, dark green leaves are smaller than the species.  Creamy-white flowers in May produce dark red fruit clusters in August which persist until mid winter. 

USDA Hardiness Zone:



All the features of the species but on a compact plant.


5 Feet


8 Feet

Viburnum dilatatum 'Catskill' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow to Moderate


  • Compact
  • Broad, rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Yellow, orange, and red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Persistant
  • Abundant and showy
  • Dark red